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Archive for May, 2011

Putts Out Featured in Arts & Cultural Affairs 2010 Report

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Violet commanding The Urban Jungle

There it is. On page 10 of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Annual Report. If you really want to geek out, you can download the whole report and read it here. Or you can just skip to the cool part –the South Park Putts Out part. The hole pictured is Elizabeth and Bird’s winning ’Urban Jungle’, the hole that received the most votes from the neighborhood, and man, was it close.

We’re looking forward to this year’s creations and hoping it’s just as hard to pick your favorite. Start firing up those ideas and collaborations!

Hi Violet!

Like ‘Iron Chef’ but outdoors, in the rain, with paints…

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Nori describes our Open the Door to Art event perfectly. You see, we also opened the door to rain. And the artists just flat out dealt with it. In fact, they soared. They dabbed up the running paint, went back at it and created five absolutely amazing pieces. Watching artists of this calibre work live is better than any painting class. If you ever get to experience a spectacle like this, you’ll know what I mean. Check out Nori’s blog Eat.Paint.Live for a great write up and pics of all the doors, including blow-by-blow snapshots of 179′s door in the making. Thanks to all who got a little soggy and cheered the artists on. And as John Ohannesian suggested, “Next time, 20 artists.”

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Friday, May 6th, 2011

Like hotcakes, people!

Check ‘em out. This is seriously the last time we print Christopher Gay’s amazing bridge design. I know we’ve said that before. But seriously. We really mean it this time. This version is on a super seksy mossy green tee with 2013 – ? for the bridge date. See?

Sizes M to 2XL. There aren’t many. Contact your local SPArts representative or email

The Doors Before…

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Ooooo the possibilities. What on earth are those artists going to do to these poor, unsuspecting doors? Tomorrow, you’ll find out.

Naked, naked doors

A live painting event at Napoli’s (Corner of 14th Ave S and S Cloverdale)
Thursday, 6:30 pm
So speaking of ‘Open the Door’… Anyone singing the old Paul McCartney song now?

Art on 14th Ave!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

You’ll notice exciting activity on our main drag through the ‘hood tomorrow.  Some vacant storefronts on 14th will get some serious TLC in the form of local art!

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the newspaper’s coming down and art is going up. You’ll see work by our very own Aaron Crosleycone, Amaranta Sandys, Koko Dahlquist, Lettie Haggard and Samantha Malay in the windows! You can lock arms with a loved one and stroll down the makeshift promenade, just like you were in Paris. Or something.

This is just one more reason to be in South Park this Thursday.

Thanks tons to Brandi Lane, Deborah Semer and Lorena Ramirez for making it happen!